Sonia McDonald

Accelerating Your Success.

Expert Speaker, Leading Author and High Performance Coach – Sonia McDonald

Sonia McDonald is a Dynamic Speaker, Connector and World Expert on Leadership, Neuroscience of Leadership and How to Rock It!

Sonia McDonald – one of the world’s top motivational keynote speakers and coaches

One of the World’s Leading Motivational Keynote Speakers

“We were looking for a empowering speaker and Sonia stood out to us and boy she didn’t disappoint. Our attendees described the event as “inspiring, extraordinary, energetic, positive, motivational and incredible speaker”. We had ladies leaving the room – saying they were ready to ” Rock It.”


“Sonia’s book brings refreshing clarity to many of the questions around what makes an effective leader. It’s the kind of book that can and should be referred to time and again, providing practical, well-researched tips and tools based on Sonia’s own extensive knowledge and experiences. It’s a perfect read for when you need a reality check on what it takes to be a good leader. Great for that plane trip too – when you need a refresher on all things leadership! ”

Samantha KennerleyCEO, Youngcare

“Sonia’s practical approach to leadership is honest and refreshing. A truly inspiring book for today’s leaders!”

Paul MilesCEO, BUSY At Work

“Sonia has been a highly engaging executive coach helping me to unlock superior levels of performance from my team, working with me on my leadership style to drive a highly engaged and motivated employee culture. She is 100% focused on her client, genuinely and authentically helping them to achieve outstanding results and help them perform at their best.”

Jaime Burnell

“Sonia combines three major assets: bucket loads of passion for her clearly defined purpose; a thorough grounding in the principles of leadership and neuroscience; and an engaging personal style which makes her an adaptable and engaging presenter in front of any audience. Presenting at the recent LeadX event Sonia had the audience captured with her energy, dance moves and compelling story telling, leaving all attendees empowered to surround themselves with the right people and confident to take risks to learn and lead.”

Rachel KerrGeneral Manager (Northern Region) REVELIAN

Sonia McDonald is a powerful and captivating speaker that knows how to light an emotional fire under her audience. She speaks entirely from the heart, from her unique perspective, in a playful and adventurous manner, daring you to challenge yourself and push beyond the boundaries of what you thought possible.

Leonie Neville

Sonia McDonald is an inspirational keynote and workshop presenter with a distinctive ability to bond and engage with her audiences. Sonia is well known for her dynamic charismatic workshop/presentation style and people walk away on an emotional and inspired high, feeling informed.

Tony WigginsHR architect and AHRI Convenor

Sonia has been speaking at the AHRI events and conferences for many years. Her workshops and presentations are always insightful, engaging and empowering. She is generous and inspiring with her audiences and focuses on bringing out the best in her participants.

Corinne ButlerState President, AHRI

Sonia leadership coaching has been instrumental in helping me to focus on what’s really important in being a great Leader. The investment in her coaching has paid dividends in enhancing my own personal productivity and leadership.

Alastair Dawson Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President (International & Services)

“Sonia has been instrumental in developing my transition from Manager into Leader. Her support, encouragement and tailored methods for coaching are invaluable along with her energetic passion for bringing out the best in people makes for an enjoyable coaching experience.”

Cindy Thomas

“Let’s be honest there are a lot of books on leadership and I’ve read most of them – but, Sonia McDonald has written one that is so fresh, energetic and thought provoking that I loved every page. Sonia asks the big questions, the little questions and everything in between in such an authentic and honest way. Seriously, any leader who didn’t learn a great deal about themselves and how they lead their teams from reading this book should probably rethink their chosen career.”

Andrew GriffithsInternational Bestselling Business Author, Global Speaker and Media Commentator.

“Sonia has spoken twice at our annual event for 16-18-year-old student leaders, and each time she was instantly able to connect with her audience, generating challenging and authentic discussion. Sonia was able to share insightful expertise relevant to any age group and experience level, and her energy and passion made her sessions a highlight of the event. I would highly recommend Sonia for any speaking engagement or event!”

Elara Frith | Senior Events and Engagement Officer (Acting)Griffith University

“Sonia is one gutsy woman, her story of humble beginnings that led her to self- motivated success was very inspiring. She introduced us to the concept of confidence and leadership in our roles (even if we don’t have Manager or Leader in our titles) and she managed to keep a fairly chatty crowd engaged and eager to hear more.”

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Who does Sonia work with?

As an executive, she will help you with a great strategy and leadership plan, help you executive it and become the leader you want to be. She will build your confidence, capability and INSPIRE you to greatness.

As a business or organisation, she’ll drive and build your strategy, leadership, culture and leverage. She will make things happen for you, keep you on track and deliver greatness for your business. She will CONNECT you with the right people and right direction.

As an event or conference organiser, she will inspire and motivate your audience to reach new levels and capabilities of thinking and change. She will EMPOWER greatness in them.

Why Sonia?

Sonia is one of Australia’s Leading Coaches and Keynote Speakers. Author of Leadership Attitude and Just Rock It!; she builds a world of great leaders and organisations. As an internationally recognised expert in leadership and business, Sonia will help you deliver great businesses, leadership, and outcomes.

Named as one of Richtopia’s TOP 250 Powerful Women across the Globe, Sonia is an engaging, action-focused and powerful coach and speaker who inspires as she educates.


I would love to hear from YOU. Everyone around the world deserves greatness. I truly want us all to find the leadership within us!

Think of this platform as your greatest cheerleader, wisest mentor, and empowering coach, guiding you to follow your passions, goals and achieve results!

I want to bring that greatness out to you and your organisations.

I want you to be the best version of yourselves.

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